postpartum Doula services
Everyone says having a baby is a life-changing event and it is. But nobody says you have to do it alone. Evenings are such a stressful, chaotic time of the day with dinner for the family, bath time, feeding baby, bed time for baby and possibly siblings, tidying up the house, thinking about meals and what needs to be done the next day, and more! I am available to come help support you and your family from 7pm-11pm Monday-Thursday each week. You may want to get in bed early, have date night in, or spend time with your older children. Postpartum services vary greatly from client to client but here are highlights of what I can do to help you have a more peaceful evening:
Consultation by phone or in person to see if we are a good fit
One prenatal to get to know each other, discuss anticipated needs, and help with registry
Listening, reassurance, answering questions, emotional support for your family, or just sitting and chatting
Nurturing you as you learn to care for your new baby and your family adjusts
Evidence based education and assistance with newborn care
Establishing and supporting feeding, ensuring rest/shower
Bring baby to you in bed to nurse and then care for baby while you continue sleeping
Bottle feed while you pump and sleep
Formula feed while you sleep or a combination of any feeding method
Help with older siblings while you rest/shower
Light housework-meal prep, laundry, dishes
Recognizing symptoms and screening for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Professional referrals and resources
$25/hour (minimum 4 hours)
One fourth of your package price is due at the time of booking as a calendar retainer fee.
The remainder will be due each Friday once job begins.
Packages are available here!
10% discount available for military and single parents.
There is a $20 per visit travel fee when traveling over 45 miles.